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AFKI Mining: The Court Has Ruled On Dodd-Frank, Now What?

By Andrew Friedman, 01:57am AFKI Original

While many large companies have jumped on board with the Dodd-Frank regulation hoping it helps stem violence in the war-torn DRC, some industry groups sued in to avoid the regulation. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals laid down its decision, upholding the SEC’s right to make such rules. However, one judge agreed with the industry groups on the first amendment claim that companies cannot be required to essentially “name and shame” themselves. However, many believe the requirements will fail to achieve peace or prosperity in the DRC.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park

@PlanetBlond By Becca Blond, 10:06am AFKI Original

Painted dogs are some of the most special animals to spot in Hwange, especially if you manage to see a pack hunting. These African wild dogs are endangered. Less than 5,000 remain on the continent. Zimbabwe is one of their last strongholds.

Q & A: How A Girl From Boston Brought Rugby To Cabo Verde

1506046_10151818832465143_333342912_n(1) By Ann Brown, 11:00am AFKI Original

Running a rugby union of African men in Cabo Verde was a challenge for a white English teacher from Boston. But when they saw what Mareika McLaughlin could do, she soon earned everyone’s respect. Now she’s trying to get the program legalized so the Cape Verde Rugby Union can enter into the African Confederation of Rugby. She also wants to build real rugby pitches and she needs a website where people can make donations.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jean de Villiers

Telegraph.co.uk By Keren Mikva, 09:48am

Springboks captain Jean De Villiers and the Springboks won every game Nelson Mandela attended. Mandela attended five or six games during de Villier’s career. De Villier said he attributes the wins to Mandela’s aura — one that brought out the best in people.

Richard Branson To Buy South African Vineyard And Hotel

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard
Photo: montrochelle.co.za By Dana Sanchez, 03:57pm

If the sale goes through, it won’t be the first luxury tourist retreat the British billionaire has bought in South Africa or Africa. He also owns a private game reserve in the Sabi Sand Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, a luxury tented retreat in Kenya and a hotel in Morocco.

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